Joseph Elie Rivet

#2804, b. 2 Feb 1872, d. 8 Jan 1947
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherMartin Rivet b. about 1833
MotherJeanette Montero b. about 1842
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Elie Rivet and Catharina Mathilde Falcon

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Elie Rivet was born on 2 Feb 1872, probably at Ascension Parish, LA.1,2
BaptismHe was baptized on 26 Feb 1872 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Sponsors were Andre Suarez and Marie Corbe.1
Census1880, sonJoseph Revet (given age 8) was enumerated as a son of Martin Revet (given age 52) on the 1880 Census, living in Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA.3
MarriageJoseph Elie Rivet married Mathilda Falcon, daughter of Francis Falcon and Henriette Belle, on 2 Feb 1898 at St. Francis of Assisi at Smoke Bend, Ascension Parish, LA. Witnesses were Thomas Montero, Edna Bourgeois, Richard Raquillo, and Angelique Solar.1
Census1900Joe Rivet (given age 27) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Ascension Parish, LA. With him was his wife Matilda, son(s) Elliot . Joe was a carpenter, and they rented their home.4
Census1910Joseph Rivet (given age 38) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Matilda F Rivet (given age 28), son Elliot Rivet (given age 11), daughter Cecile Rivet (given age 9), Aimee Rivet (given age 5), Alline Rivet (given age 2) and Maud Rivet (given age 0/12). Joseph was a carpenter, working odd jobs. Their home was rented.5
Census1920Joseph Rivet (given age 47) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Matilda Rivet (given age 37), son(s) Elliot Rivet (given age 21) and Joseph Jn Rivet (given age 5), daughter(s) Cecile Rivet (given age 19), Amy Rivet (given age 15), Aline Rivet (given age 11), Maud Rivet (given age 9) and Thelma Rivet (given age 6). Their home was owned free and clear of mortgage. Joseph's occupation was Laborer. Everyone in the family could read, write and speak English.6
Census1930Joseph Rivette (given age 57) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mathilda Rivette (given age 48), his son(s) Joseph and Ray, his daughter(s) Aline A. B., Maude A. B. and Thelma. Joseph's farm was valued at $400.7
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 63, when his wife, Mathilda, died on 18 Apr 1935 at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.8
Census1940Joe Rivet Sr (given age 69) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Port Barrow, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living with him was, his son(s) Ray, his daughter(s) Thelma, his grandson, Toye Romero (given age 4), his son-in-law, Nick Romero (given age 34). Joe was a widower, and was unable to work. He owned his home, which was valued at $150. He had completed his education through the second grade.9
DeathJoseph Elie Rivet died at age 74 on 8 Jan 1947 in Ascension Parish, LA.10,2
BurialHe was buried at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S244] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S251] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S493] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S494] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S709] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  9. [S1024] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  11. [S1038] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records, Baptisms 1901-1905. (Baton Rouge, LA: BRDA, 2013).
  12. [S1043] The Baton Rouge Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. Obituary.